University of California, San Diego
OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR - BUSINESS AFFAIRS
OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR - HEALTH SCIENCES
OFFICE OF THE VICE CHANCELLOR - RESEARCH
May 5, 2008
Certification of effort charged to federal awards is a critical compliance area with significant risk potential to the University and its federally-funded research. It is the responsibility of those individuals who supervise employees paid from federal research awards to certify that payroll charged to federal awards is consistent with the work performed during the certification period.
The University of California has developed a new web-based effort reporting system called ECERT. This system is being used by six of the UC campuses, including UC San Diego, to assist in meeting federal effort reporting requirements. The new ECERT system replaces the original paper-based PAR process. Effective March 20, 2008, all UCSD effort reporting is to be certified through ECERT.
Effort certification must be completed within 120 days of the close of each quarter. Failure to meet this requirement may result in the forfeiture of federal funding.
Business offices have been provided orientation and training on the new system and will be coordinating with Principal Investigators within their assigned academic units to assist in the use of the system.
More information can be found at http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/ecert.
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